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Classic Irish coffee

This coffee based cocktail is perfect for St Patricks Day that is coming. Filled with Irish whiskey, brown sugar and freshly brewed coffee, makes for a delicious hot drink. It is topped with cold whipped cream, it is simple and easy to make.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Bar, Breakfast, Brunch, Cocktail, Cocktails, Drinks, High Tea, tea time
Cuisine American, Irish
Servings 1 Cocktail


  • Spoon
  • Heat proof glass


  • 30 ml Whiskey
  • 5 gm Brown sugar
  • 75 ml Black coffee hot
  • 50 ml Whipped cream


  • In a heat proof glass, add the sugar, hot coffee, whiskey and stir well.
  • Spoon over the whipped cream gently. Serve immediately.
  • Optional - garnish with espresso powder/coffee powder/cocoa powder.


  • You could use a dash of Baileys before adding the whipped cream for a milky coffee flavor.
  • Looking for more coffee flavored drinks? Check my Cocktails category for more inspiration.